Nepal is best know for the world's highest mountain ranges and the highest of all, Mount Everest.
Nepal, especially Kathmandu, is a country rife with corruption where--for example--the work to bring a working water system to Kathmandu has been going on since 1995 with billions spent and absolutely no work done--at all. This in a country with massive rivers that flow from the Himalayas and other mountain ranges. The population still gets its water largely in buckets from fountains that date back to the 1400's. The 1950's vinatage airport was to be rebuilt at no cost by the Chinese, but the Nepalese government turned down the offer when China refused to funnel money to Nepalese officials. One clears customs using carbon paper forms--it can take hours. Traffic in Kathmandu is a snarled mess 24 hours a day--70 minutes to go 8 miles to the airport--and child labor--and much worse abuse of children--is the norm.
Made famous by American and European hippies who came to Kathmandu for its drugs in the 1960's and 70's, the city today is literally falling down.
Pokara, a tourist destination in the countryside, is a bit better, but overrun by young Europeans with a taste for adventure. Kayaking, rafting, hang gliding, and of course mountain climbing.
I will never go back.